Mom finally got a day off! Instead of going out somewhere, we spent it exploring the back yard! The weather was fine and hot, but not humid at all; and there was a nice breeze. My weather-minded colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens and I declared it a perfect day!
As I always say, you can find something new every day if you just look close enough, and today was no exception.
After doing our routine security rounds and daily doggie business, I caught a scent in the wood pile. I started a dig. Wow, look at this nice, soft, black soil that was created out of all the branches we put through the chipper machine earlier this summer! It was great to dig!
Meanwhile, during all the commotion, Joey dog helped himself to a big stalk of moldy broccoli from the compost bucket.
There was still one other thing in the wood pile. Look at this beautiful woolly bear caterpillar!
To go with our safety week theme, we wanted to show you a picture of something neither you doggies, nor your humans should never eat. Deadly nightshade is a relative of tomatoes and potatoes. It grows wild in shady areas, like the back corner of our yard. It looks like a vine with pretty purple flowers and berries that look very much like little tiny delicious tomatoes.
Getting back to our adventure, after digging for quite a while, I became very dirty. So Mom got out my little wading pool. Wow! What more great stuff could possibly happen?
Mom wanted to share some photos she took of the bugs in the giant hydrangea bush. I guess we have time for that too!
Nap time now. And that's a memo.